En Lecture Par Maxim
This is a quality Bronze figurine of a Chinese person
studying, and this piece is done with exquisite detail. Size is 5”H x 3” D x 4” W mounted on a marble base.
The bronze is natural patina and possibly has had some gold
leaf or at least gold paint., on the piece and the chair. The detail and
craftsmanship is extremely high quality. You can see fine detail in the
garments, a Dragon on the front. Event the braided hair has fine detail.
We have found two references to Par Maxim, one thinks
pre 1800, and the other is this same figurine for sale in an antique store in
London England. Theirs has been painted and they describe it as Austrian, circa
1920. (they have another figurine by the same artist circa 1900) The are pricing it at 1100 British pounds,
when I checked it that converted to $1,803.00